Recently, a customer brought in his guitar because it had tuning issues. He suspected the Phase I Winged Tuners were slipping. After inspecting the guitar, I determined the tuners were just fine, but they were loose. After tightening them up, the guitar was better, but still not staying in tune up to our high standards. Upon further inspection, I discovered the frets were badly worn, and the trem’s knife edges were destroyed (probably from a poor attempt at adjusting it). I was able to repair the knife edges (some fancy re-machining), level & dress the frets, install new trem mounting screws and trem springs.
Now his original 1990 Custom 24 is performing just like the day it left the PRS factory !
This is why we are commonly referred to as the “PRS PTC shop in the Northeast”
BTW… we can repair any brand guitar (or other stringed instrument), and amps too!
In this world of internet shopping and big box stores, with everyone touting the lowest pricing available and free shipping, why would you buy a guitar or amp from a small local shop like John Mann’s Guitar Vault?
What we offer, you can’t get at those other places. I offer only the very best products available anywhere. With that you also get friendly, expert knowledge and advice… world class customer support… expert service and repair… free annual guitar setups… all that, and more at a fair price.
Here is a recent email conversation with a customer… Read more →
Well it’s time to bring it to the “Guitar Doctor” – John Mann. We have the knowledge and the experience to take your guitar to the next level. We can make it sing… we can make it play better and more easily… we can make it a tone monster!
Call me for an appointment or stop by the shop to discuss your project.
Bob Marsh testing out his guitar that we worked on for him. I think he loves it!
It’a a “lawsuit” Greco Les Paul that he had us replace the pickups and electronics that came from another Greco, that had holy grail pups in it. Also did a fret level and dress, setup, intonation and treble bleed mod and for good measure… we sprinkled some of our favorite fairy dust on it. Now this baby has some mojo !!!
I think you will agree we turned a sleeper into a monster tone machine!
Kudos to Tom Keating who performed all the work.